Girl on the Bridge (French, Subtitled in English)

Rating 4.5
60 ratings
Movie on IMDb
List Price: $14.95
SALE PRICE: $4.98
You Save: $9.97 (67% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
Item:  XLEG 290D
Amazon sells this DVD for $12.58, buying at OLDIES.com saves you 60%
This is the price to buy directly from Amazon.com or its featured FBA seller. Prices change often, this price was last checked on September 15, 2014. Amazon is a registered trademark of Amazon.com, Inc.
Play Trailer

DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 31 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Legend Films
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • (unspecified) - French
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , &
Performer: , , &
Directed by
Screenwriting by

Entertainment Reviews:

Variety - 04/05/1999
"...[A] baroque and vertiginous workout for the emotions..."
USA Today - 07/28/2000
"...Paradis is a most striking subject....Visually enticing..." -- 3.5 out of 4 stars
New York Times - 07/28/2000
"...Shot in sumptuous black and white, replete with dizzy, swooping shots of Paris, Monaco, Athens and Istanbul, GIRL ON THE BRIDGE is like a pocket anthology of your favorite foreign movies..."
Rolling Stone - 08/31/2000
"...A hypnotic French film shot in striking black and white..."
Los Angeles Times - 07/28/2000
"...Locale is crucial here, and Monte Carlo, Athens and Istanbul are a wonderful trio of cities for glamorous romance, intrigue and danger -- and they could not seem more richly atmospheric with Dreujou's lush camerawork..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 08/04/2000
"...What's best about this movie is its playfulness..."
Wall Street Journal - 04/17/2014
"[A] French-language fairy tale with an erotic charge."

Product Description:

In his magical, erotic eighteenth feature, French director Patrice Leconte (RIDICULE, MONSIEUR HIRE) captivates viewers from the first elegant black and white frame. In the prologue, fragile beauty Adele (Vanessa Paradis) recounts her wayward, sadly promiscuous past in a comically matter-of-fact manner. Despite the lighthearted telling, Adele sees her life (all twenty-two years of it) as a tragic run of bad luck, leading her to a bridge on the Seine. She is saved from suicide by the arrival of Gabor (Daniel Auteuil) who jumps in after her. After the rescue, Gabor whisks Adele away to be the new assistant for his knife-throwing act. She blooms under his tutelage, and Gabor reaches new heights of his craft conceding that before Adele, he too, was lost. They happily traverse the Mediterranean, performing for thrilled crowds, and find they share a mystical, telepathic bond that comes in handy in casinos. As their feelings deepen, the knife-act becomes an erotic substitute, fraught with sexual tension (particularly in the beautiful scene beneath a railway bridge set to Marianne Faithful). Will the two realize in time that like the torn half of a dollar bill that Gabor gives Adele, each is useless apart'

Plot Synopsis:

Saved in the last moment from throwing herself off of a bridge, a young woman (Vanessa Paradis), is convinced by her rescuer, a knife thrower (Daniel Auteuil), to accompany him in his performance and travel with him around France. The two are an unlikely pair, but their connection is bittersweet, and gradually they fall in love. This clever black and white film from director Patrice Leconte promises to delight and surprise.

Plot Keywords:

Relationships | Romance | Romances | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: July 28, 2000.
  • The film was nominated for eight Cesar awards, and Daniel Auteuil won for Best Actor. The film was also nominated for a Golden Globe award as Best Foreign Film and was named Best Foreign Film by the Las Vegas Film Critics Society.
  • Vanessa Paradis (Adele) has been a major pop star in her native France since the age of fourteen.
  • Vanessa Paradis was Patrice Leconte's inspiration for the role of Adele. Screenwriter Serge Frydman kept a magazine photo of Paradis tacked on his office wall as he wrote the film.
Legend Films

Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating: Rating 4.5
Based on 60 ratings.
Be the first Movie Lover to write an online review of this product!

Similar Products:

Genre:
Labels:
Movie Categories:

Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 646
  • UPC: 844503000293
  • Shipping Weight: 0.19/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

Legend Films Labels:

Top ranking titles in the Foreign Films genre: